California Department of Education
State Educational Technology Standards
California does not have educational technology standards.
State Educational Technology Plan
California has an educational technology plan.
California has an independent state level educational technology plan. The state revises the plan periodically. The state plan was created in 1996 and called the Connect, Compute, and Compete Plan and in 2003 the Education Technology Master Plan was published. In 2006, in order to meet the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 requirements, a new plan called the NCLB State Technology Plan was published. A new plan for 2013-2016, with a working title of Empowering Learning: California Educational Technology Blueprint was released in 2014.
District Technology Planning Requirements
California does not have requirements for district technology planning.
District level educational technology plans are not required by California, but are required for the purpose of receiving funds for the state’s Education Technology K-12 Voucher program. The state provides planning support through online webinars, face to face trainings, e-mail and website support. The California Technology Assistance Project (CTAP) also provides assistance to districts by grooming their technology plans and uploading and approving the technology plans through the State’s Education Technology Plan Review System (ETPRS). The current ETPRS is in the process of being replaced by a more modern technology planning platform called the Technology Plan Builder (TPB). The TPB will assist the districts to write their tecnology plan.